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Exclusive - Greek budget to forecast economic rebound in 2017: source

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ATHENS Greece is forecasting 2.7 percent economic growth next year, its first rebound after seven years of crippling recession, as investment picks up and tourism surges, a government official familiar with the draft budget said on Thursday.

German conservatives raise pressure on IMF to join Greek bailout 29 Sep 2016

BERLIN Several German conservative lawmakers expressed concern on Thursday that the International Monetary Fund had not yet joined the third aid package for Greece with one calling for a new parliamentary vote if the IMF did not commit by the end of 2016.

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Baltic Exchange succumbs to Singapore as shipping turmoil deepens 27 Sep 2016

LONDON The crisis in global shipping and a tax exodus by big Greek vessel owners have helped finally seal the fate of London's Baltic Exchange after at least three approaches to buy it over the last six years of its near-three centuries history.

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British police seek toddler missing for 25 years on Greek island 26 Sep 2016

KOS, Greece British police began excavations in a field on a Greek island on Monday, saying they had new leads in the disappearance of a British toddler there 25 years ago.

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Greece submits reform bill to parliament to get bailout funds 23 Sep 2016

ATHENS Greece on Friday submitted to parliament a bill with reforms demanded by its foreign creditors in exchange for financial aid under the country's international bailout.

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Greece needs substantial debt relief, surplus targets unrealistic - IMF 23 Sep 2016

ATHENS Greece needs substantial relief to render its debt load sustainable and help set its ailing economy on a recovery path, the International Monetary Fund said in an annual review on Friday.

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Exclusive - In interview, Tsipras sketches out path for Greece to exit crisis 22 Sep 2016

NEW YORK Greece's prime minister on Tuesday sketched out a path he hopes will finally allow his country to exit its seven-year-old economic crisis, holding out the possibility of positive growth this year and a partial return to the bond markets in 2017.

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RBS starts winding down shipping business as sale efforts fade 20 Sep 2016

LONDON The Royal Bank of Scotland has begun winding down its global shipping finance business, it said on Tuesday, ending efforts to sell it off during a worsening downturn across the freight industry.

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Thousands flee fire at Greek migrant camp as tensions flare 20 Sep 2016

ATHENS Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after fire swept through tents and cabins during violence among residents, police said. | Video

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2016 could become deadliest on record for refugees crossing Mediterranean - UNHCR 20 Sep 2016

BRUSSELS The U.N. refugee agency warned on Tuesday that 2016 looked set to become the deadliest year on record for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy and Greece, even though arrivals are down 40 percent from a year ago.